Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

WAGS Miami Stars Ashley Nicole Roberts Marries Philip Wheeler. He put a ring on it! WAGS Miami star Ashley Nicole Roberts has married her fiance, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Philip Wheeler, in a beachside wedding on the Caribbean island of Curaçao on Sunday, E! News has learned. A source tells E! News, "At 6:36 the couple finished their vows. The pastor pronounced them husband and wife. Sealed with a long and sexy kiss." The two, who got engaged on a November 2016 episode of their E! show, reportedly said their "I do's" in front of 100 guests, reports Us Weekly. "I really wanted to pick a place that no one I knew had been before ... so it would be an experience not just for me and Phil, but for everyone," Roberts told the publication about the beach-glam wedding. "The island is close to Aruba, but closer to Venezuela and South America and it's only a two-hour flight from Miami. It was perfect." The site also reports that the beauty donned two dresses for her big day, a Milady-designed mermaid gown for the ceremony, and then changed into a Lena Bernisha-designed dress with a detachable train for the reception. "I wanted to be able to dance the night away," Roberts said. The linebacker proposed to the model and army captain's after a romantic dinner at the Villa Casa Casuarina (aka the Versace Mansion). He escorted his ladylove to the pool and pretended to tie his shoe before getting down on one knee and surprising her with a dazzling, $100K pear-shaped rock. At the time, Ashley gushed about her main man: "Phil, he's just such an amazing person. I feel so blessed to find somebody like that. I thank god every day for bringing him to me." Season 2 of WAGS Miami premieres on June 29. (Eonline)

'Walking Dead' star gives birth. The Walking Dead's Christian Serratos announced the birth of her baby on Instagram on Sunday, but kept the infant's sex and name a mystery. "Happy Mother's Day from little W and me!," the actress wrote along the photo, which shows her clutching the dark-headed baby, and wearing two-toned glasses. Serratos, 26, plays no-nonsense Rosita on the AMC's zombie apocalypse series and usually shies away from talking about her personal life. People Magazine reported in March that Serratos, whose partner is David Boyd, was expecting. (PageSix)

Baby boy Roloff has officially arrived! Little People, Big World's Zach and Tori Roloff welcomed their first child together, a son, Jackson Kyle Roloff. Little Jackson weighed in at 9 lbs., 1 oz., and 20.5 inches long. "Baby and mother are doing great and Jackson is already mastered holding daddy's fingers and snuggling with mom! He is adorable and Tori and I are loving being parents," Zach said. The couple who wed in July, 2015 announced in November that they were expecting, then threw a gender reveal party where they found out in front of 50 of their friends and family, that their baby on the way was a boy. "We are super excited and can't wait to be parents," the couple said at the time. But like any first time mom and dad, the Roloff's were a bit nervous about the big arrival. "I do not feel prepared one iota," Tori said in an episode of LPBW. But Zach and Tori aren't the only ones who have a bun in the oven -- his twin brother, Jeremy and sister-in-law Audrey are also expecting a baby girl. Little People, Big World airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC. (People)

Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko Parrish Expecting Their First Child Together. She's having a baby! Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish took to Instagram on Mother's Day to announce that they were expecting their first baby together. The funny family man posted a series of photos announcing the good news to his 51.8 million followers earlier. In one pic of the happy couple, the Central Intelligence actor wrote, "Celebrating Mother's Day with my beautiful wife. We are laughing at the fact that this time next year we will be celebrating her 1st actual Mother's Day. #Harts #Blessed." In another photo, the king of comedy let fans in on the fact that the newlyweds were having a baby boy. The actor also shared a photo of Parrish's ultra sound. In October 2016, Hart refuted claims that he and his wife were getting ready to welcome their first child. "She's not pregnant. We're not expecting. When we do, we'll know and you'll probably hear from me several months after," he explained. "You'll probably be able to tell because she'll be showing, but when that does happen I won't be public about it off the bat." A few months later, sounds like he's changing his tune! Hart and Parrish tied the knot in a romantic Santa Barbara, Calif., ceremony in August 2016. His two kids, Hendrix Hart and Heaven Hart, from a previous relationship were by their dad's side during the ceremony. Congrats to the growing family! (Eonline)

Terri Irwin Reflects on Plans to Have Third Child With Steve Irwin in Emotional Interview. Steve Irwin's memory lives on through that of his family. E! News spoke to the late wildlife expert's wife Terri Irwin at Saturday night's Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles, where she reflected on life as a single mom to Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin and her hopes to welcome a third child prior to his death in 2006. "I think the secret is love at first sight," Terri shared when asked about parenting tips. "Some people don't believe in it, and then you have a baby and fall in love with this person the way you never knew you could love somebody." She then reflected, "Steve said to me how excited he was when Bindi was born. He said, 'Do you think we could have a boy?' And then Robert was born, and they're perfect. They're easy kids; they're wonderful to me; they're such a help." "I said to Steve," Terri added, "Let's have a third.' And he said, 'You have a girl and you have a boy. What are you hoping for?'" And while the longtime couple would never go on to expand their family, the Irwin kids have dedicated their lives to preserving their father's mission and legacy. Bindi, 18, explained what motivates her to continue his work: "This evening is so special to me, being with my beautiful family and our family of wildlife warriors. It's such an honor to see so many people joining us... As human beings we really have to find peace and happiness and light within ourselves to be able to make a positive change in the world." Her proud mama agreed, expanding, "When we lost Steve it was a real crossroads of deciding if you're just going to curl up in the corner or try to do something even bigger and better. The only way to honor Steve and his legacy and everything he lived for was to try to continue his work and expand on it." (Eonline)

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Denies Legendary Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Dance-Off: "It Never Happened, People!" Jenna Dewan Tatum has set the record straight. Long before she became an actress and judge on NBC's World of Dance, the world knew Dewan-Tatum as one of Justin Timberlake's backup dancers -- and that period of her life was briefly touched upon in Lifetime's unauthorized Britney Spears biopic, Britney Ever After. When Dewan-Tatum stopped by Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Sunday, a viewer called in to ask whether the dance-off between Spears and Timberlake really happened. "OK, so this dance-off situation -- it never happened, people! No! It was in tabloids and everyone thought this happened. I really wish I could say that happened, because that would be the coolest story in the world! It would be so awesome!" said Dewan-Tatum, who has also danced for Janet Jackson. "I wish I could say that, but no, it never happened -- not that I saw." Dewan-Tatum said she didn't begin dancing with Timberlake until after his split with Spears -- well, "like during/after the breakup. It was like the whole drama of all that." At the time, she told host Andy Cohen and guest Tituss Burgess, "I was an actress. I didn't know what was going on. It was the craziest, wildest thing. But there was no dance-off! People ask me this all the time. It's like, 'No!' I don't know what they're talking about. That was made up by Us Weekly." "Did you ever have a moment with Justin?" Cohen asked. "Oh, God. Andy! You just go there! You know that I love you. Um, yeah. We dated. Yeah," the actress admitted. "Yeah, we dated. Not that long. We were like friends -- friends! -- that dated." Contrary to reports, she added, "I was not the rebound! I was very clear not to be [that]." "Did you bring the sexy back?" Burgess asked. "He's sexy. What if I was like, 'No, he's not sexy at all?' Of course he's sexy. But no, I was not a rebound," she answered. "We're still very good friends. It's not as salacious as everyone thinks." (Eonline)

Ethan Embry Reveals Secret Battle With Opiate Addiction. Ethan Embry revealed over the weekend that he was once addicted to black tar heroin and prescription painkillers. Though he's now sober -- and he's never relapsed -- the memories are still fresh in his mind. The 38-year-old actor, best known for his role in the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait, revealed the details of his private battle with opiate addiction in a series of tweets Friday. Embry's revelation came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordering federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible criminal penalties for drug offenders. "Opiate OD is the leading cause of preventable death in America at 50k last year alone. It's a health [crisis] not a criminal one Mr. Sessions," Embry wrote. "For decades we have told addicts that their behavior deserves punishment. That they should be locked away for their addictions. All that accomplishes is multiplying the shame that us addicts experience. It forces us to hide our addictions until it's too late for help. So many people have died because they were afraid and ashamed. This memo from Sessions does nothing to address that. It only makes it worse." Embry, who stars in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, got even more personal Sunday afternoon. "I was stuck in a cycle of running through a subutex script and smoking tar for about two straight years. 6 years ago today I started my kick," he tweeted. "If you are strung out on opiates and want to stop-but the fear of the kick is keeping you from it- I won't lie it f--ing sucks." "But unlike the cycle you are in right now, there is an end in sight. Find someone you can trust to walk you through it and get tough," he continued. "My DM's are open if you need any help getting through the kick. There are little tricks that helped get me lessen the pain. Life won't get any easier for us when we sober up. But I do promise you'll be better at dealing with what comes at you clean." In response to one Twitter user, he agreed that exercising "totally" helps. "The ween is a good call if you can stay disciplined on it," the actor told Twitter user @Keytar_Tony. "The long low grade kick from that s--t is brutal. Reach out if ya need anything." Embry has yet to specify exactly how he got sober. (Eonline)

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson said on May 13 that he spent $40,000 on rehab treatment for drug addiction. The comedian, 23, joked about his journey to sobriety during the NBC show's "Weekend Update" segment, as the topic of the Republican health care overhaul came up. "They say quitting drugs is hard and that is true, but what they don't tell you is how boring it is," the New York native said. "Whoever said there aren't enough hours in the day was a liar. There are so many hours in a day -- 24 to be exact, did you guys know that? 'Cause I thought there were only six." As Us Weekly previously reported, Davidson took to social media in March to reveal that he was sober for the first time in eight years, explaining that he'd relied on weed to help ease the symptoms of Crohn's disease. He admitted that getting sober "wasn't easy." The funnyman did offer some advice for SNL viewers on Saturday night: "Never pick the rehab that you want to go to when you're high. 'Cause that's what I did. I just googled rehab and clicked the first place that popped up, and what caught my eye about this one was their main attraction was horse therapy." It sounded like a good idea, but "the first day I got to rehab, guess who's allergic to horses?" he told "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost. "That's how poor I was growing up, I never even met a horse," he explained. He said that he'd done an allergy test when he was a kid, for sensitivities to dogs and cats, but when his mom was asked if they should test him for horses, she said, "He'll never see one. We're more of a Six Flags-type family." So his final suggestion was don't go to a rehab facility that offers horse therapy -- "If you go, it'll cost you 40 grand," he added. "It cost you $40,000?" Jost pressed. "To pet a horse," Davidson deadpanned. "You could have sex with a person for, like, 50 bucks ... I should have banged that horse." (US Weekly)

50 Cent's staffer in charge of watching over his Connecticut mansion feared an alleged burglar might be armed and dangerous ... according to his 911 call. Fiddy's house manager told the dispatcher a burglar was on the property going door-to-door -- it's a massive spread -- looking for a way inside. He said he didn't have eyes on the perp anymore, because he'd fled the home for his own safety. The manager said the guy had a black bag ... he didn't know what was in it, but knew he had nothing to protect himself. As we reported ... cops showed up shortly afterward and busted Elwin Joyce, who was wearing dark clothing and had a printout of directions to Fiddy's home. He's now facing4 criminal charges, including 2nd degree burglary. (TMZ)

Antonio Sabàto, Jr.'s calling it quits with his wife and the divorce is getting nasty ... with her making allegations of drug abuse as he launches a run for Congress. The former soap star filed docs on December 27 to split from Cheryl Marie after a 5-year marriage. They have a 6-year-old son together and in docs, obtained by TMZ, she says she's concerned about the kid's safety due to Antonio's drug addiction. Cheryl claims Antonio has struggled with prescription drugs ... specifically benzodiazepines -- a class of drugs that includes muscle relaxers, anti-anxiety meds and sleep disorder meds. In her divorce docs, she says Antonio's admitted using crystal meth before they got together in 2009. She does, however, concede the birth of his daughter from another relationship motivated him to get sober. Antonio tells TMZ ... he admits going to rehab for issues with sleeping pills. He's not trying to hide it, and says he's an outspoken advocate on addiction issues. However, he added, "Whatever else she says is just a bunch of lies." A staunch Trump supporter ... Antonio filed docs last week to run for Congress and his platform will reportedly include dealing with the opioid crisis and drug addiction. As for custody of their son -- he wants joint, but she's pushing for sole physical and joint legal. (TMZ)

David Hasselhoff's daughter, Hayley, was arrested for DUI in L.A. over the weekend after cops say she passed out behind the wheel of her Mercedes while driving on the freeway. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, the 24-year-old 'Sharknado' actress was driving her white Mercedes Benz on the 101 freeway around 4 AM when the car came to a stop on the Fallbrook off-ramp. Witnesses called 911 ... and when officers arrived they found Hayley passed out in the driver's seat with her foot on the brake. Responders were able to wake Hayley and got her to roll down the window. Officials quickly got control of the car and got Hayley out of the vehicle. Cops say Hayley reeked of booze and bombed a field sobriety test. She was arrested for DUI and was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated. Once she was medically cleared, she was taken to a nearby jail where she was booked. Hayley is an actress and model. She was a cast member on the ABC Family show "Huge" and appeared in "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens." (TMZ)

Chris 'Big Black' Boykin's clothing line was in the midst of a comeback ... but his untimely death brought those plans to a screeching halt. Chris' personal manager, Mark Shin, tells TMZ ... Big Black clothing was strongly considering a relaunch fueled by continuing popularity and demand. The brand had stopped licensing and sales over the last year while strategizing their next business deal. We're told that effort was put on pause following Chris' death Tuesday. Mark says he was the heart and soul of the brand and there were questions whether it could continue without him. However, Mark tells us the brand's now considering a small launch with the sole purpose of having proceeds benefit Chris' daughter, Isis. As we reported ... Chris was smart about investing his money to help set up Isis financially. (TMZ)

Brad Grey, one of Hollywood's most prolific producers and former Paramount Studios chief, died Sunday night from cancer. Grey died at his home in Holmby Hills ... surrounded by family. He had stepped down from his post as Chairman/CEO of Paramount a few months ago. He'd held the role for 12 years. Grey co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. He's been executive producer of several landmark TV shows and films ... like "The Sopranos," "The Larry Sanders Show," "The Departed," "Happy Gilmore" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." He was 59. (TMZ)

Powers Boothe had a screen presence that lived up to his name. The actor, who died Sunday at the age of 68, had an intensity onscreen that made you want to back up a few steps. His matinee idol good looks were subsumed by this force of will, which often led the actor to be cast as heavies, villains, madmen-and politicians. "The heavies are more fun," the actor told American Profile magazine in 2014. "And I think they're more interesting." Boothe died in his sleep from apparent natural causes, his rep tells EW. His death first broke online through longtime friend Beau Bridges, who tweeted: "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband." Boothe made his national breakthrough in 1980 starring as a true-life demagogue and cult-leader in the CBS docudrama Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, putting his menacing charisma into overdrive as the preacher who led 980 of his followers to commit mass suicide. Released just two years after the real incident, Boothe won an Emmy for his portrayal, which drew dialogue from real tapes recorded by Jones as he instructed his flock to consume poisoned fruit punch. If the performance typecast him as a roguish megalomaniac, there was still no shortage of roles for Boothe. He was the grinning, sociopathic "Curly Bill," terrorizing the citizens of 1993's Tombstone, and the lawman's old friend turned bloodthirsty drug trafficker in 1987's Extreme Prejudice. On HBO's Deadwood, he played the volatile, ruthless saloon owner Cy Tolliver, who was just as deadly to his "friends" as he was to his rivals, and in 1995'sSudden Death, he was the CIA agent holding the Vice President hostage at a hockey arena. There were scattered good-guys throughout his filmography. The downed U.S. Air Force pilot who joins up with the ragtag Wolverine resistance against Communist invaders in 1984's Red Dawn; the father searching the Amazon for his lost child in 1985's The Emerald Forest; and he stepped into Humphrey Bogart's fedora as Raymond Chandler's iconic detective for the 1983-86 HBO series Philip Marlowe, Private Eye. Mostly, Boothe walked that line between good and evil, displaying a ferociousness that was intimidating and a strength that was appealing, even endearing. He was the base commander in 1994's Blue Sky, who has an affair with Jessica Lange, the wife of his chief nuclear engineer. He played stoic White House Chief Of Staff Gen. Alexander Haig, who brings bad news to an unraveling president in Oliver Stone's 1995 drama Nixon. And Boothe was the disbelieving FBI agent, listening to the increasingly shocking story of a man who says his father hunted and killed demons who were posing as people in 2001's Frailty (directed by his Tombstone costar Bill Paxton.) In recent years, Boothe played the vice president who ascends to the highest office after the president is debilitated in Season 6 of Fox's 24, and he played off his ominous presence as Col. Jim Faith, supervising Will Forte's ingenious (but hapless) special operative in the 2010 cult-favorite comedy MacGruber. In Marvel's The Avengers and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. he played nefarious World Security Council leader Gideon Malick, and on TV's Nashville, he played the manipulative, wealthy father of Connie Britton's country star Rayna Jaymes. Boothe was born and raised in tiny Snyder, Texas (population: 11,000, give or take). He was the youngest of three sons to a sharecropper farmer. In west Texas, he saw either a future in oil or farming, and opted instead to go to college-becoming the first person in his family to do so. During his time at Texas State University, he discovered a career, theater, and the love of his life, Pam, whom he married in 1969. They had two children, daughter Parisse, and son Preston. There will be a private service held in Texas, Samfilippo says, and a public memorial celebration in his honor is being considered for a future date. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, for nation's service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. While there is no shortage of roles to remember him by, it's worth noting that Boothe was an actor who could do a great deal with very little. A scene or two. Even just a few words. Consider Tombstone and the moment when his victorious cowboy gang-boss casually dismisses a broken Wyatt Earp. It may seem ironic, but there's no better way to say farewell to Powers Boothe than to show what he could do with only two damn words. This article originally appeared in Ew.com (People)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough Crowned Miss USA 2017. Ladies and gents, meet your new Miss USA! Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough was crowned Miss USA 2017 on Sunday night. Competing against 50 other women, Kara wowed the judges with her beauty, bikini, talents and intelligence at the annual beauty pageant broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. While there was plenty to celebrate in the final moments, the final three ladies went through several big tasks before a winner was crowned, but Kara was the one who walked away with the crown. Miss Minnesota was the second runner-up and Miss New Jersey was runner-up for the title. In the Final Question round, the final three woman were each asked, "What do you consider feminism to be?" Dancing With the Stars' Julianne Hough and Terrence J hosted the competition that featured dance numbers by the 51 competitors, as well as performances from Pitbull and country star Brett Eldredge. The show featured a performance by Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE, Pitbull and Brett Eldridge. Ashley Graham served as the backstage host. Halima Aden, Carson Kressley, Brooke Lee, Nancy Lublin, Jeannie Mai and Janet Mock were on the judging panel. Congratulations to all the contestants on another beautiful evening. (Eonline)

Pippa Middleton Is About to Marry Into a Family With Major Money. Pippa Middleton may not be marrying into the royal family, but in a matter of just a few days, she'll have wealthy and respected new relatives all her own. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's younger sister is set to walk down the aisle on Saturday to her fiance James Matthews, a former race car champion-turned-hedge fund manager. It's no question that Middleton can certainly support herself -- she's authored cookbooks, written as a columnist, benefitted from trust funds handed down by her great-grandmother and worked in the family party-planning business, Party Pieces, which is reportedly worth millions of its own. However, when she becomes Mrs. Matthews, she'll also come into contact with her husband's self-made fortune. After achieving a level of success in the racing world, Matthews entered the finance world as a trader in 1995 and soon assumed major status as co-founder of Eden Rock Capital Management in 2001, where he remains CEO today. The firm reportedly managed over £1 billion worth of investments by 2007. "His stake in Eden Capital and the money he potentially has taken out over the last 16 years could make him a demi-billionaire or close to a billionaire on his own merits," David Friedman, co-founder at WealthQuotient, told E! News. However, that estimation is also reliant on other factors like the market and his fees. While the company has come under fire as of late for alleged association with some scandals overseas, Matthews is also linked to a tremendous family fortune. As Friedman said, "To characterize James wealth, one must look at two core areas: family wealth and Eden Capital." Before a racing career of his own, Matthews' father David Matthews began as a coal miner and apprentice mechanic. After nearly a decade of racing, he built up a successful car dealership, Kirkby Central Group, before retiring and turning his attention to the hotel business. In 1995, he became owner of the Eden Rock in St. Barts, which has since become an A-list luxury destination, serving the likes of Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also has the 10,000-acre Glen Affric Estate in Scotland to his name. The sprawling property also comes with a title -- one James is set to inherit upon his father's death. That title -- Laird of Glen Affric -- has a matching moniker for Matthews' spouse, who will be Lady Glen Affric. While the title serves more for logistical description of the property owners than for everyday use, we don't think Pippa will mind when she can call 10,000 acres one of her vacation spots. (Eonline)

Gigi Hadid Says She Doesn't Want Any More Friends...as Taylor Swift Calls Her an "Inclusive Person." "You can't sit with us!" OK, Gigi Hadid didn't actually say that -- Mean Girls' Gretchen Weiners did -- but the principle still applies. In Harper's Bazaar's June/July issue (on newsstands May 23), the 22-year-old model explains why she's not looking to initiate any new members into her famous girl squad. Once someone becomes famous, "a lot of interesting things in friends come out," Gigi argues. "So, in a way it's good because you learn that it's better to have a few really good friends than tons of friends you aren't really sure about. There are people who understand that I love them and who know that when I get back to town I'm going to call them, but sometimes I can't call every day because I'm in weird places. I've lost a lot of friends because I'll get busy for a short period of time, and they're not reaching out, but if I don't reach out, then it's like I've changed." Gigi's tight-knit group of girls -- which includes fellow models Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, plus queen bee Taylor Swift -- is all she needs, anyway. "The time I do have off, it's not even enough to give everyone I love attention," she explains. "I'm good with [the friends] I've got." From professional setbacks to personal heartbreaks, the squad has been through it all. And Taylor, who has been in hiding since January, has long been one of Gigi's biggest cheerleaders. "As a friend, Gigi is one of the first people I go to for advice. She has this incredible ability to see all sides of a situation and simplify it for you, to see the complexity of people. Gigi's No. 1 rule is to treat people the way she'd want to be treated, so she's on time (or early) to work, says hello to everyone on set, asks them how they are, and actually listens to their response," the "Bad Blood" singer writes in an e-mail. Calling Gigi an "innately kind and inclusive person" she lauds her for becoming a "huge power player and businesswoman without ever compromising that." It also helps that Gigi can commiserate with her 20-year-old sister. "She's so understanding of the demands of this job, and it's really great that I can talk to her about it. Because a lot of the time I feel suffocated by my own work ethic and by the expectations I put on myself," the model says. "It's really nice when you have people who say, 'It's OK to take time for yourself.'" Finding that balance -- and setting boundaries -- has only made Gigi a better model. "Becoming a successful and financially independent young woman so early on comes with responsibilities, which can take away from life's innocence," her mom, reality star Yolanda Hadid, tells the magazine. "But we have so much gratitude for the amazing journey Gigi is on." (Eonline)

Justin Timberlake Wins Mother's Day With Touching Tribute to Jessica Biel: ''I Marvel at You.'' Justin Timberlake is giving thanks for the most important woman in his life. The "Can't Stop This Feeling" singer shared a lengthy message to wife Jessica Biel to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, marking the actress's third Mother's Day celebration with son Silas Randall. "I marvel at you," Justin captioned a rare photo of their little boy and Biel walking along the beach. "It's so hard to put into words EVERYTHING a Mother does. And, you do it with such grace. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift and continuing to show him what it means to be a good person in the world." He continued, "You make me realize how much my own Mother has done for me. #HappyMothersDay to you, my love. And, to my wonderful Mother and all the Moms all over the world: Y'all really DO RUN THIS... I bow down to you. --JT". Jessica and Justin welcomed their 2-year-old bundle of joy in April 2015, three years after the longtime lovebirds tied the knot in 2012. E! News recently caught up with the brunette beauty, where she couldn't help but gush about Silas and the impact he's made on her life. "I don't know if that sounds kind of goofy," Jessica said when reflecting on their son. "I just feel like I'm always ready for anything and everything at this point." Motherhood "informs everything in your life," she added. "I'm more emotional, more sensitive, more everything to the world." Happy Mother's Day, Jessica! (Eonline)

Orlando Bloom Posts Adorable Mother's Day Tribute to Ex-Wife Miranda Kerr. Is this the cutest or what? Orlando Bloom gave his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, who is engaged to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, some serious props on Mother's Day. The Brit posted an Instagram of his 6-year-old son, Flynn Bloom, when he saw an ad featuring his model mom while in China. Of course, he did what any son of a celeb would do -- he hugged it! Along with the adorbs photo, Orly wrote, "Came across this billboard in China while he was visiting me on set he loves his mum and what's not to love -- she's a wonderful mother a great friend and co parent so blessed and grateful @mirandakerr #happymothersday." Despite their split in 2013, the 33-year-old mom and Bloom appear to be doing a great job at co-parenting their son together. Kerr and the actor first met in 2007, were wed in 2010 and announced their separation in 2013. After the couple moved on, Kerr met Spiegel at a work-related Louis Vuitton dinner party in New York back in 2014, and the two began dating in June of 2015. They made their red carpet debut at a pre-2016 Grammy Awards in February 2016 and finally made things Instagram official the following month. Last July, the Australian supermodel announced that she had accepted the tech billionaire's proposal by flashing a giant engagement ring on Instagram. E! News previously reported that the Lord of the Rings actor was "happy" for Kerr and her new man. Our source said, "Orlando knows that Evan treats Flynn well so that's all that matters to him." Another insider also told E! News that Spiegel "gets along with Flynn really well." Looks like everyone's getting along really well! (Eonline)

Jon Voight is patching things up with Angelina Jolie, and he took time to send her a warm Mother's Day greeting. We got Jon Saturday night leaving Mastro's Steakhouse, when we asked about his Mother's Day plans he basically made a video greeting card for his daughter. Makes sense ... the longstanding tension between them's been cooling. Jon had a sushi dinner with Angelina and 4 of his grandkids last week in Bev Hills. They were seen leaving out a back door within moments of each other. Whatever the reason for the reunion -- Jon says he just wants to keep the love train rolling. (PageSix)

Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher on Her First Mother's Day Without Her. Sunday marks the first Mother's Day since Carrie Fisher passed away and her daughter Billie Lourd, the actress' only child, paid a special tribute to her online. The 24-year-old Scream Queens star posted on her Instagram page Sunday a photo showing her as a child, sitting on her mother's lap inside a train, writing, "?." Carrie, best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, died at age 60 in December after suffering a cardiac event on a plane. Her mother and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, passed away a day later after suffering a stroke. Billie has leaned on her dad, her friends and boyfriend and co-star Taylor Lautner for support following the actress' sudden and tragic deaths and has occasionally paid tribute to her mom and grandmother on Instagram. Last month, Billie shared a throwback photo of Debbie, who she called Abadaba, on what would have been her 85th birthday. The actresses were laid to rest during a joint funeral in Hollywood in January. Carrie's brother Todd Fisher paid tribute to them both at a public event that celebrated their lives and featured a guest appearance by R2-D2. Fisher called the public memorial a final "sendoff" to Carrie and Debbie. "There are words that are unspoken between any of us," he told E! News. "We had a very strong love and so there are no goodbyes. We shall all meet again." (Eonline)

She got it from her mama! Model Emily Ratajkowski proved her stunning looks run in the family when she posted an Instagram picture Sunday of her with her 64-year-old mom, Kathleen Balgley, keeping it tight in a striped two-piece last year. The 25-year-old fashion phenom posted the Mother's Day pic with the caption "Mama" and a heart -- and it quickly garnered hundreds of thousands of likes on the social-media platform, with more than one commenter noting that Balgley could be a model herself. "Wow! Your mom is killin' it in that bikini! Go Mom!!!," wrote user tiffanylabrie. "Like mother like daughter," added Sahareddarkaoui. A vintage snap that Ratajkowski shared on the eve of Mother's Day shows a smoking-hot Balgley holding her model daughter as a baby. "Love you Mama! You're the smartest, funniest, most beautiful woman I know ," Ratajkowski wrote below the picture. And Mom has brains to match her bod -- she's an "English professor, an intellectual," the younger Ratajkowski told Esquire in 2013. (Page Six)

Carmelo and Lala Anthony put their breakup on the back burner to spend a chunk of Mother's Day together with their son. We got the exes heading into Neta, a sushi joint in the Village, and there's nothing about the video that screams separated or bitter. Quite the contrary, both 'Melo and Lala were straight-faced, but walked in together -- he even held the door for her -- as they entered with 10-year-old Kiya. As for where Carmelo will be next Mother's Day? Well, if he's closer to a decision on his NBA future, he wasn't letting on to our camera guy. Afterward, the modern fam also scooped up some fro-yo. As we've reported ... both are committed to co-parenting Kiya through the split. Neither has filed divorce docs yet, but our sources say that's a certainty. Still, shout out to civilized breakups ... everyone's doing it. (TMZ)

Shareef O'Neal says he's not only ready to take on LeBron James in a 1-on-1 match -- he's VERY confident he could get buckets on the King and says Bron should call him to set it up!! It was just a few years ago when Reef was 15 that he told us his dream was to play against Bron -- and now that he's closer to making that happen, we asked how he thinks he'd do. FYI, Shareef is 17 -- one of the best high school players in America -- and just committed to play college ball at the University of Arizona after his senior year. The good news ... Shareef's clearly got some of Shaq's confidence -- telling us he would easily rack up some points on the NBA legend. But the best part of the video is the end when Shareef delivers a message to Bron -- "You know how to contact me. I'm ready for a game." (TMZ)

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, will attend private school in Maryland this fall after he and his mother relocate from New York to Washington, D.C., this summer. Barron will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac after finishing out the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where he is in fifth grade. Mrs. Trump said in a statement to PEOPLE: "We are very excited for our son to attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School. It is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence. The mission of St. Andrew's is 'to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service,' all of which appealed to our family. We look forward to the coming school years at St. Andrew's." According to The Washington Post, the Trumps had planned to wait until summer to announce their choice of school for Barron, in part to prevent potential protests at St. Andrews while school was still in session. Mrs. Trump's announcement came in response to school leaders' decision to announce the news in a letter to parents on Monday. Barron's tuition will cost the Trumps about $40,000 a year, the Post reported. He will be the first presidential child to attend St. Andrew's, a co-educational college preparatory school located about 20 miles from the White House. The school's website says its programs "are designed to serve students of varied interests and abilities capable of achievement in a challenging academic environment. Barron's attendance of St. Andrews will also mark the first time in decades that a current president has chosen to enroll his child at a school other than Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school located in D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. Mrs. Trump tweeted a photo of her only child for Mother's Day on Sunday. (People)

Music

Camila Cabello Announces Debut Solo Album With Heartfelt Message on Her ''Journey From Darkness Into Light." Camila Cabello is carving out her own path. The former Fifth Harmony songstress announced her debut solo album, The Hurting The Healing The Loving, in a lengthy message shared to Instagram on Sunday. Fans can expect Camila's first track from the forthcoming project to drop May 19, which the pop artist explained is extremely personal. Cabello, 20, described the album as "the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when i was lost to a time when i found myself again. The story behind the album starts with the second song that you'll hear called 'I Have Questions,' which I started writing in a hotel bathroom on tour a little over a year ago." "I was completely broken during that time, I was in the kind of pain that's uncomfortable to talk about, and it was the kind of chapter you never want to read out loud," she wrote. "I couldn't write another song for 6 months because writing meant i had to feel everything, and I wasn't ready to do that yet." Camila added, "So when i graduated from hotel bathrooms to studios to make my first album, i was making music about everything BUT what i was going through, it was like a secret burning on my tongue and for some reason i could not get myself to say it." The "Bad Things" singer announced her exit from the award-winning girl group in December 2016. Since then, she's already reclaimed her status as a solo artist across multiple performances. Her announcement continued in separate post, "...till one day I just could not run anymore. I pulled up the lyrics from the year before, and 'I have questions' was written. After that I wrote a sad song everyday, everything I wanted to say, every lyric on my phone, I said everything until I got tired of writing about it. until i was sick of the sad songs!!!!! as I got happier and happier, I realized the songs were getting happier and happier. and I realized I wasn't making music just to make an album anymore, I was making this music to heal. It wasn't until I had made enough songs to listen back to and realized i could hear myself coming back through these songs." "I didn't write it with the intention of delivering a message, but i realized the message was in the hurting, the healing, and the loving," she wrote. "I might have thought the hurting was my enemy before, but she became the best listener... I might have thought I was too impatient for the healing, and it did feel like sometimes she was taking forever, but I realized it made me appreciate her so much more when she arrived. and the loving, I wouldn't have known how beautiful she was if I couldn't miss her all that time." In her last post, Camila shared, "to the hurting, thank you for teaching me that even if at night you take me into the deepest depths of the ocean, I will still wake in the morning. to the healing, thank you for the tears. When they finally came, they tasted like God. To the loving, you are even more beautiful than i remember." Are you excited for Camila's new music? (Eonline)

Lana Del Rey Wants A Stairway to Heaven on New Track 'Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind'. Lana Del Rey wants to ask God a question on her new track "Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind." Del Rey shared an a cappella snippet of the track on her Instagram last month shortly after the first weekend of the Coachella Festival, noting that she had "complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount." The songstress uses the positivity she felt and "all the love she saw that night" at Coachella as inspiration for the new track. In the chorus to the dreamy ballad, Del Rey sings, "What about all these children?/ And what about all their parents?/ And what about all their crowns they wear in hair so long like mine?" The track follows the release of "Love" and "Lust For Life" featuring The Weeknd. It's unclear whether or not the track will be included on her upcoming Lust For Life album, which will also reportedly feature a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. Del Rey is also the cover star of ELLE UK's June issue, where she speaks about love, happiness, and of course, her new music. (Billboard)

DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran Rule Australia's Charts. DJ Khaled is still The One. The Miami DJ and producer enters a second week at the summit of Australia's singles chart with his collab-crammed track "I'm the One" (Universal/Sony) while Ed Sheeran's Divide (Warner) rises 2-1 for a ninth week atop the albums chart. "I'm the One," which features Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, has hit the top in the U.S. U.K., Canada, New Zealand and elsewhere and it improves 3-1 for its first stint at No. 1 on ARIA's Streaming Singles chart. Also this week, Bieber manages a one-two of sorts. The Canadian pop singer has guest credits on the top two songs on the ARIA Singles Chart: "I'm the One" and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" (Republic/Universal), which climbs 10-2 in its third week on the survey. The third and fourth ranked singles this week belong to Ed Sheeran, with "Galway Girl" (Atlantic/Warner) and quadruple- platinum "Shape of You" (Asylum/Warner), respectively, while Kendrick Lamar's gold-certified "HUMBLE." (Interscope/Universal) slips 3-5. With a No. 11 bow, Niall Horan has the week's highest new entry with "Slow Hands" (Capitol/EMI). It's the One Direction singer's second solo release after "This Town," which peaked at No. 5 last October. On the ARIA Albums Chart this week, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds enjoy another top 10 with Lovely Creatures (BMG/Warner), a best-of set which gathers 15 works from the first 30 years of the alternative rock band's existence. It's the follow-up to Skelton Tree, which topped the national chart last year and was selected to the Australian Music Prize shortlist. Also cracking the top 20 at the first attempt are new albums by At The Drive-In(in•ter a•li•a at No. 15 via CVA/UMA), San Cisco (The Water at No. 17 via Island City Records/MGM) and Chris Stapleton, who enjoys a career-best No. 20 with From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury). (Billboard)

Deadmau5 Escalates 'Meowingtons' Trademark Cat Fight With Countersuit. The legal cat and mouse game involving the actual cat of electronic music icondeadmau5 just got more intense, as the artist has filed a countersuit against the woman who owns meowingtons.com. Because his cat's name is Prof. Meowingtons and he says her business is confusing his fans. Joel Zimmerman is suing Emma Bassiri for trademark infringement, cybersquatting and unfair competition over her site's name. She sued first in March, after Zimmerman filed a petition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office challenging her trademark. "Two months ago, a company that hijacked our clients' trademark MEOWINGTONS filed a lawsuit against our clients, deadmau5 and his companies, including Prof. Meowingtons Ltd," attorney Irene Lee tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Despite our clients' efforts to resolve the matter amicably, the company -- which took the very mark as its name: Meowingtons, LLC -- has been relentless, now forcing our clients to protect their trademark rights and intellectual property by filing a counterclaim." Zimmerman claims that in the years between his first use of the Meowingtons mark in 2011 and Bassiri's first use of it in 2014, he sold "tens of thousands of units" of apparel featuring his cat's moniker -- and headlined the Meowingtons Hax tour, which sparked an album and music video. The electronic music icon says Bassiri's corporate practices are tarnishing his -- and his cat's -- goodwill. Zimmerman is also suing Scott Hutchison, a former Toronto DJ who manages the cat-themed merchandise website. The complaint includes a social media screenshot of a photo Hutchison shared in 2010 of deadmau5 tracks playing on his computer. Zimmerman says it's "simply inconceivable" that Hutchison was unaware of his pet Meowingtons when the website registered its trademark. Further, he claims a time-limited Google search of "Meowingtons" in 2013-2014 shows multiple references to deadmau5 on the first page of results. "Thus, a simple Google search of "Meowingtons" at the time would have shown both a link to deadmau5 and his use of MEOWINGTONS in commerce in connection with, at the very least, deadmau5's music," states the countersuit. "If Counter-Defendants indeed engaged in diligence prior to adopting the MEOWINGTONS mark, they would have promptly uncovered deadmau5's use of the mark." Now, Zimmerman doesn't just want the USPTO to cancel Bassiri's trademark, he also has his sights set on taking her website offline -- at least with its current URL. He's seeking forfeiture of the domain, plus disgorgement of profits or statutory damages. Bassiri has not yet commented on the countersuit. (Billboard)

Movies

This "Unprompted" Beauty and the Beast Moment Gives the Entire Cast "Goose Bumps." Beauty and the Beast's magic isn't limited to what you seen onscreen. Long before filming began on Walt Disney Studios' billion-dollar blockbuster, the entire cast assembled for a read-through at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Fans got a sneak peek at the reading in September 2016 -- and now E! News has an exclusive first look at the exact moment when everyone got "goose bumps." The full scene is included in the bonus features from the Blu-Ray and Digital HD release of Beauty and the Beast, available everywhere June 6. "Often you do a table read of a script, but this is something much more elaborate," director Bill Condon says. "It was something planned and staged for days." Emma Watson, who plays Belle, says she wouldn't even "call it a read-through." It was, as she explains, "all singing, all dancing." Watson "surprised us all" by the time they reached the movie's titular song, Condon adds. "She got up there and did the waltz. It was so beautiful." Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, reveals the magic didn't end there, though. Emma Thompson, who plays Mrs. Potts, got up "completely unprompted" to sing "Beauty and the Beast." As Gad recalls, "You could see the goose bumps." Since its March release, Beauty and the Beast has earned $1.2 billion worldwide. The cast also includes Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Nathan Mack as Chip, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Dan Stevens as The Beast and Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza. The home release includes three ways to watch the film and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes. Beauty and the Beast is available on Blu-Ray, Digital HD and Disney Movie Anywhere June 6. (Eonline)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is still enjoying his reign as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, but he's also got his eye on who might be worthy of this year's honor. At Saturday's South Beach premiere for Johnson's upcoming Baywatch movie, he said costar Zac Efron could potentially be in the running for the title -- if he gets a say in the matter, at least. "Do I get a vote? Then yes, absolutely I could see that," he says. "I could see one out of five happening, I can't divulge that right now, but he's in the top five." The two did lock lips in the film's newest trailer, after all. That said, the buff actor, 44, is nowhere near ready to give up his official designation. "No one can really compare," he says of his own sexiness, "I will be forever that. I have it tattooed!" As to how the sexy distinction has changed his life, Johnson says, "I drop that card everywhere I go, everywhere I go. I'm getting ready to go into negotiations for anything, any big project, business affairs and attorneys get involved, but I'm like, 'Okay, here's the thing, I'm the Sexiest Man Alive, make the deal.' " Those negotiation skills may help Johnson in the future, as he previously told PEOPLE that he wants to be the first Sexiest Man Alive to become president. Baywatch, which opens May 25, features Johnson as legendary character Mitch Buchanan (previously played by David Hasselhoff), who butts heads with Efron's Olympic-swimming character Matt Brody when he's brought on to improve the lifeguarding image. (People)

Jennifer Lawrence looks terrifying in new movie role. We can't unsee this... If you're squeamish, you might want to look away now. The poster for Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming film Mother! has been released, and it's savage AF. J-Law stars alongside Javier Bardem, Kristin Wiig and Michelle Pfeiffer in the psychological horror, directed by her rumored boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. The poster is an illustration of the 26-year-old actress looking like a creepy china doll as she pulls her own heart out of her chest. It was created by artist James Jean, who is known for his murals for fashion houses such as Philip Lim and Prada. Aranofsky is also the brains behind Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. Not much has been revealed about Mother! so far, but we know it's about a couple who have some uninvited guests arrive at their home, and we're expecting something trippy. The film is due for release on October 13. (British Glamour)

Sony Pictures to Remake Two Russian Comedies for China. '8 First Dates' and '8 New Dates' will be first-ever Russian movies adapted by a Hollywood major in China. Sony Pictures Entertainment has struck a deal with Russian production companies GORAD and Green Films to remake two comedies as Chinese-language films for the Chinese market. 8 First Dates and its sequel, 8 New Dates, will become the first-ever Russian movies adapted by a Hollywood major for Chinese viewers. "We are glad that our comedies attracted Sony by their original ideas," producer Yekaterina Gorodetskaya said in a press release. "China is currently one of the world's biggest film markets, and we are glad that Chinese audience will soon see adaptations of our films, produced by a Hollywood major." "China is just the first step in the adaptation process of 8 First Dates and 8 New Dates," said producer Marius Vaisberg, adding that a success in China could lead to more international adaptations, including those in the United States. Romantic Comedy 8 First Dates focused on the relations between a TV star and her fiance, a tennis player, was released in Russia in 2012, followed by 8 New Dates three years later. The franchise's two parts collectively grossed just under $15 million in theaters. The deal comes as a second adaptation project for Russian film and TV content in China in less than two months. In late March, China's Ulan Culture Media and Russia's Yellow, Black & White agreed to adapt the Russian sitcom How I Became a Russian (Kak ya stal russkim) for the Chinese market. (Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix Sets 'Okja' Theatrical Release Date. Ted Sarandos, South Korea's NEW reveal distribution plans for the much-anticipated Cannes competition title. Bong Joon-Ho's Okja will be available to Netflix users in 190 countries as well as South Korean moviegoers June 28 (June 29 Korea time), when it will be simultaneously revealed through the online streaming giant as well as Korean cinemas, the makers of the film told reporters in Seoul on Monday. This will be shortly after the film premieres in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this month. "Okja will open in South Korean theaters on June 29 (June 28 in the U.S.)," said Woo Taek Kim, CEO of NEW, one of Korea's four major investor-distributors that will handle the theatrical release of the much-anticipated sci-fi drama. In terms of screening dates, he emphasized it would be "unlimited." The number of screens are still under discussion. As for North American and European screenings, Ted Sarandos, COO of Netflix, said Okja will be available in select U.S. and U.K. theaters. "We will have the film in theaters in select locations, as well as a qualifying run in London." "Netflix is extremely proud of making this film for not only Korea but also for the world," he said. The exec added that Netflix wishes to coexist with cinemas, not compete against them. "We're not against movie theaters or mean to harm them in any way. I would actually like all our films in theaters," Sarandos said, adding, "The idea of holding movies doesn't seem like a good trade for most movie lovers. I want to give them an abundance of films [to watch]." About the film's debut at Cannes, he said, "This is the first time a Netflix film is competing at Cannes. It is a great honor and a great thrill to do this with Director Bong. And then six weeks later it will be available to everybody in the world." In the meantime, the creators of the film said that the dispute between French distributors and Cannes Film Festival over the inclusion of Netflix movies in the fest lineup has been resolved. "Cannes is a place that celebrates art. We believe that our involvement in Okja is a celebration of art as well. Change is very difficult [in terms of distribution channels]. I would mostly like to thank Thierry [Fremaux, director of Cannes fest] for being innovative and he [invited Okja] because it's a great film," he said, "with very little regard for how it is distributed." Bong agreed, and further discussed the great amount of artistic freedom he had for the project. "I entered the project under the condition that the film would be released through a wide distribution channel. Film distribution is, of course, important but as a writer-director I am first and foremost interested in creative freedom.... It is rare to have had this much creative freedom, for such a big-budget film anywhere in the world, a privilege only allowed to those godlike filmmakers like Spielberg or Scorsese," said the filmmaker. "But it's scary, too, since it means I am 100-percent responsible. Any flaw or negativity in the film would be 100-percent my fault." Okja cost $50 million to produce, making it the most expensive Korean-language film ever. This film backed by Netflix and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment topples the prior record held by Bong's 2013 Snowpiercer from CJ Entertainment, which cost $42 million and earned $86 million worldwide. Sarandos highly praised the film, and said he sees Okja as an example of Netflix's global initiative rather than simply a means of expanding into the South Korean market. "We invested in this movie because it's a great project.... It's very heart and soul Korean, but it's a global movie. It's a Bong Joon Ho world's creation, transcending language and culture," he said. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi, Woo-sik Seo and Bong Joon Ho are producers on the film. Okja is a Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production. Kleiner, co-president of Plan B, said Okja was the ideal project for himself and Plan B. "Bong is one of the great artists working the medium of film, and my partners Brad (Pitt), Dede (Gardner) and I are big fans. I don't know what the Korean translation for stalking someone is, but we've been [keeping track] like that with Director Bong. And when we read the screenplay for Okja, it was extremely funny, extremely visual, extremely emotional and a universal story about childhood and adulthood," said Kleiner. "And to create an original creature not based on a book or remake, but something that comes out of Bong's brain and heart... [It's like a] unicorn. [We at Plan B try to do a] film that feels like one-of-a-kind, doesn't feel like a copy, one that is wholly original that expresses the individual voice of an artist. Brad has shown himself to be a patron of that art form as an actor and producer. [Netflix's]War Machine is also part of this equation [and discussing it led to talks on Okja.] We needed a secure partner [for Okja], and Netflix was that partner," said the producer. Kleiner said Pitt read the script and visited the set of the Okja, and has been very enthusiastic about the project. Bong said the Hollywood actor-producer visited the filming in New York, and said, laughing, "At 50 he still has this sharp jaw line." (Laughs.) Written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank), Okja follows Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named Okja with whom she has lived for a decade. Young Korean actress Seohyun An, cast by Bong through an extensive series of auditions, has the lead role opposite Tilda Swinton, who plays the CEO of Mirando Corporation, a bio food corporation that wishes to use Okja for its top secret "super pig project." In addition to the company, other sources of "obstacles" in what Bong says is "essentially a love story" between Mija and Okja include a zealous zoologist (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) and an animal rights organization with ulterior motives. Other castmembers include Paul Dano, Lily Collins (To the Bone), Devon Bostick (The 100), Byun Heebong (a regular in Bong's films including The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Woo Shik (Set Me Free) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). The film's mountainous Gangwon Province, Seoul and New York settings were shot extensively in parts of Korea, Canada and the U.S. Oscar winner Erik-Jan De Boer (Life of Pi) supervised the visual effects, in particular the mysterious and much-anticipated titular animal that Bong describes as being a combination of a manatee, pig and hippo. Updated with additional quotes/details on creative freedom, disputes between the Cannes Film Festival and French distributors, and Brad Pitt's involvement in the film. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

This Is Us Season 2 Trailer: See the Cast Surprise Real-Life Fans With an Emotional Twist. This is the trailer you've been waiting for -- with a This Is Us twist. While the cast and crew of This Is Us have yet to officially return to work on highly anticipated second season, we already have a trailer teasing the NBC breakout hit's fall return. In the video, fans share their stories about how This Is Us has touched them and reflect on the show's impact on telling familial tales...and then they get a surprise: the This Is Us cast. During the network's Upfront presentation in New York City, the first look at season two was released, reuniting us with the Pearson family after far too long. This Is Us ended its first season in March on an unexpected note, with a finale mostly focused on Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) crumbling marriage in flashbacks. Most fans were expecting to learn how Jack died, and felt short-changed by the episode, a reaction that "bummed" Mandy Moore out. "I'm really proud of the work we did and proud of the episode," she told us, "and anytime anybody asked me, I said, you're not going to find out how Jack dies. I don't know why people are so fixated on that!" Her on-screen husband agreed, with Milo Ventimiglia adding, "You have to understand that what we're telling, the stories we're telling are still gonna hit home, and you're going to discover more about this family that you fell in love with." And fans can expect to get some answers in season two, with star Chris Sullivan telling E! News, "Oh, you want answers? Well guess what! We're picked up for two more seasons! You're going to get all kinds of answers, we're going to ask a bunch more questions, and it's all going to work out." It was at the Upfronts last year that This Is Us made its big debut, with its first trailer breaking the record for the most views ever for a new show, attracting 17 million views in just three days. Something tells us the season two trailer might give the first season's a run for its money. This Is Us will return for a second and a third season on NBC. (Eonline)

Will and Grace Trailer Reunites Your Favorites With a Musical Twist. Will. Grace. Karen. Jack. The gang's all back where they belong: On NBC Thursdays. NBC revealed the Will & Grace trailer (music video?) at their 2017 Upfront presentation and had the cast appear on stage to finish out "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard. In the video presentation below, Debra Messing seems to need convincing to return to her famous role. Eric McCormack has something up his sleeve -- a tour of the beloved set. What's Messing's problem? She's scared. Messing, McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally filmed a secret reunion for an election PSA with the original creators and sparked full on revival rumors... that ultimately came true. "We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back," NBC's Robert Greenblatt said in a statement when the revival was announced. "This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary -- all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture -- is coming back where it belongs." Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and legendary director James Burrows are executive producers on the show. Will & Grace kicks off Thursdays on NBC followed by Great News, This Is Us and Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers. "I mean, never in a million years had I thought it was possible except for maybe like in 30 years doing a geriatric Will & Grace, but I'm really happy," Messing recently told E! News about the revival. The 12-episode revival kicks off this fall on NBC. (Eonline)

The Gifted Trailer Shows Off a Whole New World of Superheroes in Fox's Marvel Series. Get ready for mutants on the small screen. Fox has released the first trailer for The Gifted, its new Marvel X-Men series for the fall that comes from uber-director Bryan Singer. The Gifted centers on two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series also stars Sean Teale (playing Eclipse), Jamie Chung (playing Blink) and Blair Redford (playing Thunderbird). The Gifted is the latest series set within the X-Men world to hit the small screen, as Legion debuted on FX earlier this year. Keep up with all the new shows for the 2017/2018 season with our handy guide to Upfronts 2017. The Gifted will debut this fall on Fox. (Eonline)

Once Upon a Time Finale: How Did It All End...And What's Coming Next? Once Upon a Time may have been renewed for a seventh season, but it's safe to say whatever comes next will look nothing like the show we've come to know and love. It might, however, feel pretty similar. After giving pretty much everyone a happy ending/beginning and only having to kill off the Black Fairy, OUAT essentially started the series from the beginning, but with a twist. Henry is now an adult (played by The Walking Dead's Andrew J. West, a dead ringer for Jared Gilmore) who has forgotten that fairy tales are real, and it's up to his daughter (played by Alison Fernandez) to convince him of the truth. Throughout the episode, without knowing who we were watching, we saw Henry send his daughter away with the storybook and then having some evil thing burst through his door. When his daughter returned, it looked like their house had exploded. Later, we saw her riding a monorail through Seattle to find her dad. That's how season six (and the show as we know it) ended, and honestly it could make for a pretty cool season seven. As for everyone else, they lived happily ever after, for now. Rumple was the one who had to kill his mother and break the curse -- which had put Emma in a mental hospital without the knowledge of magic or fairy tales being real & sent her family back to the Enchanted Forest -- and then Emma had to go up against Gideon, who had been ordered to kill her. He did kill her for a second, but a true love's forehead kiss from Henry saved the day, and even turned Gideon back into a baby, so his parents can raise him right this time. According to a nice little montage, Snow and Charming were living happily on a farm, and Snow was teaching with the help of some birds. Sheriff Emma and Deputy Killian were policing the town together in her bug, and Henry was going to school like a normal child. Regina's office got "queen" added to it, thanks to the dwarves. Even in the wish realm, the Evil Queen got a ring and an offer for adventure from Robin. At the very end, everyone in Storybrooke got together at Granny's for big family dinner, and suddenly their dinner/Last Supper reenactment was just a page in Henry's daughter's storybook on the monorail. There were no clues as to how Rumple could return to the series without Belle, or Killian without Emma. Will it be Regina or the Evil Queen who shows up in season seven? Will people have died? Doesn't it feel kind of rude to give us such a happy ending that we know it can't last? We've got so many questions and so much time to think about it before the series returns. Are we excited about continuing the series without Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, Jared Gilmore, Emilie De Ravin, and Rebecca Mader? No. Are we kind of excited to see this story with grown up Henry and his adorable daughter? Yes. Do we feel very torn about everything going on here? You bet. Once Upon a Time will return to ABC. (Eonline)

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders Trailer Promises to Finally Tell the True Story. Law & Order is taking on a new task this fall with its True Crime spinoff, and its first trailer is here! Edie Falco stars as defense attorney Leslie Abramson in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, which is debuting this fall on NBC. Based on this first look, it's going to be grisly. The eight episode anthology series follows the trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez. The brothers were convicted in the 1996 murders of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez after a mistrial and two deadlocked juries, but along the way, Abramson, who represented Erik, became well known for her insistence that the brothers killed their parents after years of sexual and emotional abuse by their father. It appears that's the story this anthology is focusing on. The Menendez brothers are all the rage on TV lately, thanks to an ABC special, an HLN special, and the upcoming Lifetime movie called Menendez: Blood Brothers starring Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Myko Olivier, and Benito Martinez. The only other known cast member for NBC's take on the crime is Gus Halper as Erik Menendez. Keep up with all the new fall shows and news out of Upfronts 2017 with our helpful guide! Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders will air Thursdays this fall on NBC. (Eonline)

Scream Queens Officially Done at Fox, But What About 24: Legacy? If your favorite show is missing from the new Fox schedule, don't fret... yet. On a conference call, Fox bosses Gary Newman and Dana Walden addressed the fates of some fan-favorite shows, as well as an anticipated pilot that are all missing from the network's fall and midseason shows. First up? Scream Queens, the horror series starring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer. "Ryan [Murphy] told the story of a group of characters... it feels as if it was a complete story," Newman said. "We have no plans to go back there and tell any more... We won't be seeing Scream Queens this season." As for 24: Legacy that remains in question. "We were so happy with the creative on that show. We think Corey Hawkins did a great job... As you probably know Corey is on Broadway right now... So his scheduled really wouldn't allow us to consider the show for the fall," Newman said, but made it clear the show is still "very much in the mix." While The X-Files is returning midseason, more Prison Break isn't in the cards yet. "We would definitely consider doing more episodes of Prison Break... I know they're thinking about it," Walden said. "It's definitely not something we want to do every season, we want to make it special." And there's still one pilot still in the mix that didn't get a series order: Linda From HR, which was Lauren Graham's return to broadcast. "Linda From HR is definitely still in consideration... We had a great crop of pilots this season," Newman said. "Choosing between them was difficult. Linda From HR had a great star at the center with Lauren Graham." The future of many of Fox's MIA shows will be decided when the executives return to Los Angeles. (Eonline)

Bethenny Frankel joining 'Shark Tank'. Bethenny Frankel has a new gig. The Skinnygirl founder, 46, announced on Twitter Monday that she's joining "Shark Tank." "I guess I am a shark after all. Watch out @ABCSharkTank-comin' for u this fall," she tweeted. "Are you as excited as I am? #sharktank." The six main sharks, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary, will continue to rotate throughout the upcoming ninth season. When only four of them are able to appear on an episode, a guest shark will sit in the tank with them. Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez will also serve as a guest shark. The "Real Housewives of New York City" star most recently hawked her company's new line of deli meats at Publix grocery stores. (PageSix)

Kylie Jenner Feels ''Constantly Pressured'' to Keep Up Her Public Persona in Life of Kylie Trailer: ''I Can't Do It Forever." Think you know Kylie? Think again. In a just-released trailer for the highly anticipated new E! docu-series Life of Kylie, Kylie Jenner lets fans into her private world like never before. "When you grow up on camera, everybody feels like they know you, but they don't," the 19-year-old says. "I feel like a lot of people have misconceptions of who I am." Fans have watched Kylie grow up on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since she was 9. Today, she's busy juggling businesses, a social media empire, her public persona and just being a normal teenager with her BFFs. "There's two sides of me. There's an image that I feel constantly pressured to keep up with, and who I really am around my friends," she says, adding, "This show is a gift for my fans." "Nobody has a perfect life. But I'm not totally innocent because I am keeping up this lifestyle. I can't do it forever," Kylie says candidly. "This isn't Keeping Up With the Kardashians. This is like a therapy session." The premiere of Life of Kylie Thursday, July 6 at 10 p.m., only on E! (Eonline)

Ready for a How I Met Your Mother Revival? 20th Century Fox Sure Is. Is it time to get the gang back together at MacLaren's? If 20th Century Fox has its way, yes, How I Met Your Mother will be back. Eventually. "At some point, I would hope we would have the opportunity to reunite those characters and tell new stories if [creators] Craig [Thomas] and Carter [Bays] have the opportunity to do that," Dana Walden, chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group told reporters on a conference call while discussing the Fox network's new fall schedule. How I Met Your Mother aired for nine seasons on CBS from 2005-2014. Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Cristin Milioti starred over the show's lengthy run. HIMYM ended with a divisive finale (we know, we know, you're still mad at it) and two spinoffs never took shape. The cast is now doing separate things -- Smulders on Netflix's Friends From College, Harris has A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Radnor is in NBC's midseason drama Rise. "Everyone's kind of gone off and are doing their own stuff," Harris said on Watch What Happens Live when asked about a reunion. Revivals and reboots are all the rage for networks these days. Arrested Development was brought back for a fourth season on Netflix and a fifth seems likely since Jason Bateman tweeted he officially signed on. Gilmore Girls returned with A Year in the Life on Netflix, NBC has Will & Grace planned for the fall and Fox has another batch of episodes planned for The X-Files and hasn't closed the door on more Prison Break. Would you be happy to have How I Met Your Mother back in some form or another? (Eonline)

Conan O'Brien says Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump trading insults is a strong sign all's well with late night talk shows ... because the feud is what people want to see. We got Conan at Whole Foods, and after he showed off his ass, he dished on the war of words between Colbert and the president. It's interesting, he doesn't really take sides ... but instead he explained why everyone involved is handling it exactly as they should. Conan also reminds our photog what the main objective is of all late night talk shows -- it's not what you think. The guy knows what he's talking about ... he's been in the game or damn near 25 years! (TMZ)

Some Fox executives apparently aren't happy that American Idol is getting a reboot on ABC, only 15 months after the show's series finale. Fox TV chairman Dana Walden opened up about the network switch during a conference call with reporters on Monday, May 15. "Yes, it feels bad knowing it's coming back on another network," she said, per Variety. "It's obviously a tough one for us. We loved American Idol. It's so connected to the Fox brand. It was associated with a tremendous amount of success for everyone involved for 15 years." Walden claimed that Fox and Idol producer FremantleMedia North America had different visions for the reality series. The production company reportedly wanted to move forward with a reboot ASAP, while she and her colleagues believed it was too soon following the show's farewell season in 2016. "They were determined to get this show back on the air as quickly as possible," she continued. "We spent about $25 million sending a clear message that it was the farewell season. It felt to us it would be extremely fraudulent to bring the show back quickly, that fans would not appreciate being told one thing and then having the show brought back right away." Idol and FremantleMedia didn't see eye to eye last year, either. Walden claimed that Fox would have continued the show, but the company didn't "want to take significant trims." She said if Fox got their way, Idol would have returned in 2020 after a couple of years off the air. "They didn't want to test out a new panel -- they felt like it had taken a long time to find the chemistry they had with [Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr.]," Walden said. "They ultimately said to us they would rather rest the show after this season rather than make any changes, and that's when we decided to call it the farewell season." (US Weekly)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Click On Picture To Order

Click On Picture To Order
Support Desert Radio AZ